***Spoiler Warning: Captain America: Civil War, The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier discussion of events in this post. Spoilers***
There’s a lot of Marvel character and casting commentary by various associated actors today, starting with a certain love-of-our-lives and sometimes Peggy Carter actress, Hayley Atwell. Remarking on a strangely timed Civil War kiss between Captain America aka Steve Rogers, her onscreen love interest and her onscreen niece, Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp). Like most of the audience left scratching our heads when right after hearing that Peggy has died — and finding out Sharon is related to Peggy — the pair who’ve had very little interaction decide it’s a good time to grab a kiss.
Turns out Peggy’s not so much sad as skeeved by the whole thing; at Dallas Comic Con, Hayley spoke frankly (if not too seriously) about the whole affair:
Well, first of all she’d be turning over in her grave. She’d be like ‘no.’ And she’d inject herself with the blue serum and become a super villain. She’d break out of her coffin and ground [Sharon]. She’d ground her. Then she’d kick Steve’s ass as well.
I just feel that, you know – I wouldn’t want to date my great aunt’s guy. It just feels like it crosses an incestuous boundary. And Peggy just died. That’s even more disrespectful, right? It’s like, ‘don’t touch that. You can’t tap that!’
She’d want the best for her and she’d want her dating a good guy. And now with this whole ‘Hail Hydra’ business, I don’t know if Steve’s good enough for her. So on all levels, it’s just a big fat no.”
We wholeheartedly agree on this point, and with Atwell’s continuing push for more Agent Carter. Moving right along, Chris Evans wants the world to know he’s fully behind Marvel’s alleged first pick to play Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers in the female superhero’s standalone film.
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Anthony Mackie, on the other hand, has a different idea:
Uh, I think maybe somebody’s been hanging out with Kit Harington?
Finally, James Gunn caused a stir over the weekend when he posted a photo of himself holding Mjölnir to his Facebook page:
Being the beast it is, the internet immediately went into overdrive, positing that Thor would make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Being the interactive and fairly open director that he is, James Gunn, he preemptively denied that idea right away, but fans were speculating beyond the obvious — perhaps Mjölnir will be wielded by Beta Ray Bill? Perhaps Gunn will quickly shoot down that theory, so we may as well get another idea into the mix. Remember that it was recently announced Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster won’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok? James Gunn has long pledged to bring more female superheroes to the Guardians universe, so could there perhaps be a Goddess of Thunder cameo headed our way? And could that “Jane Foster’s not appearing” simply be a sneakily misleading way to either bring in a new actress playing a female Thor, or that Portman is playing a different role?
Yeah, it’s a stretch, but you never know…